We got into Cabarete at 9.30pm in bad weather also very tired after a long bus journey from Punta Cana. The first place I had been advised of was full so we tried the Hotel Kaoba. They had rooms so we decided to stay and sort out long term accommodation the next day. The boy on reception was missing when we first arrived and so we waited 10 mins or so, he didn't speak English but we muddled through in my broken Spanish. The room charge was $55 and when I asked about breakfast he shrugged and said yes.
We went upstairs down a very tired and dim hallway to our room, it had a kingsize bed AC a balcony overlooking the garden and pool and cable TV. We were told it had hot water but it didn't that night even though the boy came back to try and fix it.
We walked into town Cabarete it has 1 main road with bars and restaurants all along situated both on the beach and down the main street. We had a snack in a restaurant and headed home as it was raining.
The next morning we magically had hot water so showered, the bathroom was the best thing about the room. We went down for our included breakfast only to be told it wasn't included!! so wandered off and ate elsewhere.
Koaba is Ok but nothing special as a 1 night only it was fine, but I feel overpriced for what it is. A good clean and a lick of paint would transform it.
Forgot to mention the big smelly dog in reception Im an animal lover but with the rain and his long coat the smell was quite awful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the center of Cabarete just a few steps away from the worldknown beach of Cabarete. From the outside, it is impossible to imagine that our area of 4,000 m2 encloses a hotel with 25 bungalows and 31 rooms in a lush tropical setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kaoba Hotel Cabarete